African lion Aslan and his pride arrived in 2006 after a closure of a large game park in New York. While off exhibit, they were confined to indoor horse stalls with little room to move around. Their fate was to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Thanks to you, Aslan and his pride have room to roam.
Their natural enclosure provides tall grasses for stalking, perches to lounge on and caves for climbing.
With so much to do… they work up quite an appetite.
Or donate any amount through our Razoo.org page.
As the adage goes, “You are what you eat.” Selecting the right diet is especially important for cats because of the unique way that they break down food for energy. So the simplest and most critical thing we can do to help rescued cats like Aslan is to provide them with nutritious food.
Many people assume that all the food at the Sanctuary is donated but that is not the case. We have to purchase assorted meats every week for the wild cats. This nutrition costs $120 a month or $1,440 per year just to feed ONE big cat at the Sanctuary. Our goal is to raise $50,000 so we go into 2014 with their bellies and the Feed-A-Feline Fund full.
Meal time is a happy time at The Wildcat Sanctuary. Aslan and lioness Asha trot eagerly up to the fence, then they link arms and roll around on their backs before coming up to the building to eat. They find so much joy in every little thing they do.
We know you are always giving toward our lifesaving work and for that we are forever grateful. Will you also spread the word to your friends and family, through Facebook, and word of mouth, to help us meet our goal for Aslan and the other cats?
Your gift of $120 will help to feed one big cat for a month, or $40 will feed a small cat. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. Because of YOU, big cats like Aslan, Shanti Deva and Asha have had a second chance at life and now live wild at heart.
The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill big cat rescue facility located in Sandstone, MN. TWS provides a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspires change to end the captive wildlife crisis. We do not buy, breed or exhibit animals. TWS is funded solely by private donations and receives no state or federal funding. TWS is accredited by the American Sanctuary Association and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. The Sanctuary is a home for animals, not a zoo for people and is not open to the public. Combining natural and spacious habitats with a life free of exhibition or exploitation, the Sanctuary allows all residents to live wild at heart.
Any donations received above the amount of the food program will go towards the daily care of the residents and sanctuary operations.